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      By Milene Larsson Jan 13, 2014

      Young and Gay in Putin's Russia

      We traveled to Russia ahead of February's Sochi Winter Olympics to investigate the effects of the country's state-sanctioned homophobia. In the first part, we take a ride in Moscow's gay taxi service, hear about the rise of homophobic vigilante groups, an…

      By Milene Larsson Jan 13, 2014
      By Milene Larsson Oct 22, 2013

      The Warrior Women of Asgarda

      The ladies of Asgarda are self-proclaimed descendants of the legendary Amazon warrior women who, according to myth, once roamed parts of what is now Ukraine. We traveled to the Carpathian Mountains in Western Ukraine to attend one of Asgarda's recruitment…

      By Milene Larsson Oct 22, 2013
      By Milene Larsson Jul 11, 2013

      Blood Sacrifice in Sumba

      Sumba is an island in the Indonesian archipelago that has been cut off from the rest of the world for so long that its ancient traditions survive to this day. It is the setting for annual ritual battles called Pasola in February and March. The Pasola is a…

      By Milene Larsson Jul 11, 2013
      By Milene Larsson Jul 10, 2013

      Blood Sacrifice in Sumba - Trailer

      Sumba is an island the size of Jamaica in the Indonesian archipelago that has been cut off from the rest of the world for so long that its ancient animistic traditions survive to this day. It is the setting for ritual battles called Pasola which take plac…

      By Milene Larsson Jul 10, 2013
      By Milene Larsson Jun 12, 2013

      Femen - Sextremism in Paris

      The topless protest group Femen started out in the Ukraine in 2008. Today, it's a global movement with more than 300 topless warriors. Their fans say they are courageous, no-nonsense activists, while their critics say their tactics devalue the fight for f…

      By Milene Larsson Jun 12, 2013
      By Milene Larsson Jun 8, 2013

      Istanbul Rising

      On Friday, May 31, Turkish riot police fired tear gas and pepper spray into a peaceful protest held to save Gezi Park, one of the last green areas in central Istanbul. This set off the biggest civil uprising in the history of the Turkish Republic, calling…

      By Milene Larsson Jun 8, 2013
      By Milene Larsson Dec 14, 2012

      Asger Carlsen's New Book Is a Girl

      We've been anticipating the release of Asger Carlsen's new book, a collection of freaky body blobs and sculptures molded out of human flesh called Hester, ever since we ran a preview from it in our 2011 Photo Issue. More than a year later, it's f…

      By Milene Larsson Dec 14, 2012